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Miami Golem (1985)

A Miami TV reporter is sent to a local university to do a story on a professor who is cloning a cell from DNA found inside a meteorite. Soon after the reporter leaves, a gunman kills ... See full summary »

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(as Martin Herbert)

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David Warbeck ...
Craig Milford
Laura Trotter ...
Joanna Fitzgerald
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Dr. Elliott (as Lawrence Loddi)
Giorgio Favretto ...
Roach (as George Favretto)
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Victor Beard ...
Inspector Morris (as Victor Loren Beard)
Sergio Rossi ...
Professor Schweikert (as Sandy Russell)
Giorgio Bonora ...
Dr. Warmick (as George Bonner)
David Baxter
Stefano Mazzitelli ...
(as Stephen Masters)
Charles Harris
Alessandra Canale ...
Susan (as Sally Cantor)
Pat Starke ...
Dr. Janet Stein
Chris Gerard
Mauro Magliozzi ...
(as Morry Markham)
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A Miami TV reporter is sent to a local university to do a story on a professor who is cloning a cell from DNA found inside a meteorite. Soon after the reporter leaves, a gunman kills everyone in the professor's lab and steals the cell for a wealthy businessman. When the reporter learns that he is targeted for assassination as well, he enlists the help of two scientists to discover who is behind the crimes, why they stole the cell, and whether or not the cell should be allowed to continue living. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Worth it only for David Warbeck completists
19 June 2009 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

This budget-starved Italian action/sci-fi hybrid features David Warbeck as a Miami reporter who is chosen by the ghosts of the people of Atlantis (!) to stop an evil businessman (Academy Award nominee John Ireland) from using a telepathic fetus grown using spores from an asteroid to rule the world. You got all that? Despite such a loopy plot, this is actually quite a bore and the RAIDERS OF ATLANTIS sneers at it with contempt. Honestly, the most (intentionally) creative thing about this flick is the slight reworking of Herbie Hancock's BEVERLY HILLS COP theme for the opening titles. The most unintentionally creative bit involves a scene in a lab that is inexplicably shown twice back-to-back. Perhaps director Alberto De Martino wanted to get all avant garde on us in the twilight of his career? I was going to declare this Ireland's worst film on his resume but then I saw SATAN'S CHEERLEADERS was listed on there. I would also like to safely declare that I am probably the only person in the history of the world to do a double feature of this and Hitchcock's VERTIGO.


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